3D Printing & Imaging
MakerBot Releases MK7 Stepstruder

MakerBot Industries’ latest drool-inducing extruder, the MK7 StepStruder is designed for 1.75mm filament rather than previous versions’ 3mm, making for tighter and sexier prints. Intriguingly, MakerBot’s announcement mentioned the possibility of packing two extruders for printing two kinds of filament simultaneously. Heck yeah!

20 thoughts on “MakerBot Releases MK7 Stepstruder

  1. Very nice.  I wonder when the kit will be updated for this instead of the MK6 Plus?  It won’t be long before I run out of reasons not to buy one.  Hehe.

    1. Looks like it already is.  My list of reasons is basically down to the size of the build area, I just wish it was bigger.  Other than that, I would have already pulled the trigger. 

      1. Haha, they ninja’d me.  It was still a ‘MK6 Plus Complete’ when I looked.  (Is that even right?  I wasn’t sure when I saw that, but that’s what it said.)

        1. You probably looked right before they changed it.  I saw it about 4hrs later since I was curious if they had slammed it into the thingomatic at the same time too. 

        2. You probably looked right before they changed it.  I saw it about 4hrs later since I was curious if they had slammed it into the thingomatic at the same time too. 

        3. You probably looked right before they changed it.  I saw it about 4hrs later since I was curious if they had slammed it into the thingomatic at the same time too. 

        4. You probably looked right before they changed it.  I saw it about 4hrs later since I was curious if they had slammed it into the thingomatic at the same time too. 

        5. You probably looked right before they changed it.  I saw it about 4hrs later since I was curious if they had slammed it into the thingomatic at the same time too. 

      2. Haha, they ninja’d me.  It was still a ‘MK6 Plus Complete’ when I looked.  (Is that even right?  I wasn’t sure when I saw that, but that’s what it said.)

  2. This is awesome news! But has the software been updated yet to allow for printing with support material? As soon as that happens, the ratio of build quality to effort expended will go up dramatically. I mean, I assume that’s where they’re going given the water-soluble PLA material on offer.

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